Thursday nights are alive with music this summer in Downtown Silver Spring as the free “Silver Spring Thursday Night Concerts” series continues on Veterans Plaza. Concerts are scheduled for 7-9 p.m. each Thursday evening through Aug. 11. The next performance, on July 28, will feature the classic rock and country sound of Route 66.
Veterans Plaza is located at 1 Veterans Place, adjacent to the Silver Spring Civic Building. The outdoor series has eight concerts scheduled.
The music of Route 66 includes rock & roll, classic rock, blues, Motown, boogie woogie and old school country. Route 66, which originated in the Harford County/Baltimore area, performs throughout the Mid-Atlantic area.
The Route 66 band features Patrick Redmond (lead vocals and guitar), Dave Rode (drums and background vocals), Alan Dalhstrom (saxophone), John Taylor (keyboards) and Dave Johnson (bass guitar).
Attendees can bring chairs, but they do not have to do that. Food and drinks are available from the many nearby downtown eateries. No alcohol is permitted on the plaza.
The lineup for the Thursday night concert series:
- July 28: Route 66. Classic Rock and Country. Route 66, also known as Club 66, plays everything from rock and roll, classic rock, blues, Motown, boogie woogie and old school country.
- Aug. 4: Elliot Levine. R&B and Funk. The R&B and funk pianist has toured with Wilson Pickett, Heatwave and Brian McKnight.
- Aug. 11: Gary and the Groove. Rock and Roll. Their rock and roll music covers all decades from the 1950s to the ‘90s—and even some hits from today.